Loving God – Loving People
This week’s devotions were written by Francis Chan, who is a senior pastor in Southern California. As a follow-up to Pentecost Sunday, we’ll be considering who the Holy Spirit is and how He works in our lives.
These devotions are excerpts from Chan’s excellent book about the Holy Spirit, Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit. It is available through Amazon or wherever Christians books are sold.
The Holy Spirit is God. He is not a lesser or different kind of Being than God the Father or God the Son. The Spirit is God. The words Spirit and God are used interchangeably in the New Testament. In Acts we read of Peter’s challenge to Ananias: “How is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land? … What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied just to human beings but to God” (5:3–4 TNIV).
In these verses we see that Peter explicitly refers to the Holy Spirit as God. This is vital to remember. When we forget about the Spirit, we really are forgetting God.
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